I WOULD like to ask Kevin Collins to explain a few things. If council goes from a level 4 to a level 5 do all in administration get a pay increase too?
The facts are: one month ago in my street the bank had an auction on land the Council and State valued at $ 285,000. They could not get $160,000.
So Kev if this is representative over your 27,968 registered owners with 40 % in value knocked off the Whitsunday Council area, why is the administration still spending?
The public servants in administration seem to have their own pet projects and do not consult ratepayers who are expected to contribute for the benefit of a few.
The Airport Project director took a trip to sign a couple of bits of paper in Hong Kong. Why did the E-Cheng Group not come to our town to sign the Memorandum of Understanding?
It is great to be positive, but the benefit of an international airport will be infectious to Airlie Beach business owners, developers and island resorts only.
I would say our councillors are not stupid but they are “playing” with other peoples’ money. These are big bets on an international airport that are made well in advance. The ratepayers have not been asked if they want to have this “bet”.
Brian Magill Bowen